AKD Teaching and Learning Workshops (and other virtual sessions)
Spring 2021 Virtual Events (Stand alone sessions)
Upcoming Workshops/Virtual Sessions
Have a new course to prep? Maybe an existing course that needs a make-over, particularly for a COVID-19 world? Join us for one or more of our virtual spring workshops below. Most presentations will include sharing resources and time will be dedicated to working on some aspect of your course. These workshops are free, but you must pre-register.
- Friday, January 22, 1:00-4:00pm EST: Teaching Methods
- Pre-register here: https://bit.ly/2MSoJIC
- Friday, February 26, 1:00-4:00pm EST: Teaching Theory
- Pre-register here: https://bit.ly/35RHZwO
- Friday, March 26, 1:00-4:00pm EDT: Teaching Intro
- Pre-register here: https://bit.ly/35Ul7fV
- Friday, April 16, 1:00-4:00pm EDT: Teaching the Capstone Course
- Pre-register here: https://bit.ly/3qxR5q8
Join colleagues interested in teaching pedagogy, practical application, and the scholarship of teaching and learning from a variety of academic settings in a workshop/sessions designed to expose the inner workings of course design, student engagement, meaningful learning, and effective assessment. These workshops and sessions will benefit those working within a range of settings, including instructors from community colleges and small liberal arts institutions, as well as early-career faculty and graduate students.
Each session/event is intended to advance the quality of teaching in the discipline of sociology.
Fellowship Funding Available
- Virtual Workshops: Alpha Kappa Delta will provide funding to up to three AKD fellowships to support participation in each Workshop hosted at a regional sociology conference. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. We will have a presence at the following 2021 conferences:
- Midwest Socioloigcalical Society
- Pacific Sociological Association
- In-person Workshops: Alpha Kappa Delta will provide up to $250 to three recipients for each event to cover travel expenses, including hotel stay, airfare, registration, and other expenses.
All sociologists are encouraged to apply for the AKD Fellowship. It is part of AKD’s purpose and mission to serve segments of the sociology community that are currently under-served. To that end, the selection committee will consider institutional affiliation at community colleges, HBCUs, HSIs, and tribal colleges as a positive factor when assessing applications for the AKD fellowships. Graduate students will also be highly considered.
Fellowship Application Deadlines
MSS & PSA: February 28, 2021
The following application must be completed and emailed to us by the appropriate deadline:
Final selections will be made after the deadline and everyone will be notified of the committee’s selection shortly after that date.
Requirements if Selected as a Fellow
(When in person): In order to qualify for reimbursement as an AKD Fellow, you must attend at least three of the five sessions. You will need to obtain a signature from one of the session presenters and answer the questions on page 2 of this form (as well as complete a travel voucher sent from the Executive Office).
Additionally, if selected as a Fellow, you will be expected to develop a new pedagogical technique, course, or curricular innovation inspired by the workshop and to provide AKD with a progress report on your work after the workshop is completed. We will follow up with you periodically (three months, six months, nine months, etc.) to see how you are doing and if there is anything we or the program organizers and facilitators can do to help.